Luxury travelers visiting Doha have many options, but I would recommend avoiding the Ritz Carlton, at the very least until it undergoes its renovations (planned for later this year according to many hotel employees). Although clean, the property hasn't had a refresh since it was built in 2001. The decor and color scheme are outdated and most of the upholstered furniture look very worn (even in the suites). The wifi service is poor and the rooms lack many of the luxury extras that you will see at other hotels in this class (well placed outlets for re-charging devices, double sinks, electronic controls for blinds, etc.)
Even with the renovations, I probably would stay at another hotel in Doha if I came here again (likely, the St. Regis). The size of the standard room (called a Deluxe here) is just average and I've been to plenty of other luxury hotels in the same class with much larger standard rooms. But more problematic than the structure of the building is the service at the hotel is really lacking. Calls to the front desk or in-room dining are not picked up promptly (you wait while it is ringing and ringing and you wonder if anyone is actually working), the concierge services are unreliable (although some of the concierge staff was very pleasant, there was a night crew one night that was down-right rude and very unhelpful), every time I ordered room service something was amiss, and the front desk staff was hit or miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voyage to an exclusive island resort, nestled on the shores of the sparkling blue waters. Grand, yet inviting, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is an exceptional Qatar hotel that combines extravagant elegance with the warmth of a traditional Arabian welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Doha Hotel Doha
- Ritz Doha
- Doha Ritz Carlton